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Motherhood in the Making- For Real Parents with Real Stuggles

Motherhood in the Making- For Real Parents with Real Stuggles

By Liba Lurie
So, no one told you life with kids would be this effing hard? Join the club! Raising kids is hands-down the messiest journey you'll ever take. I'm here to guide you through it with your relationships-and sanity-intact.

I'm your host, Liba Lurie. I'm a psychologist, mom of 4, and I help parents develop confidence in their parenting by addressing their root challenges and teaching them the skills to build solid relationships with their kids, and with themselves.
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Motherhood in the Making- For Real Parents with Real Stuggles

How to Give Consequences and Set Boundaries
It doesn't matter how old your kids are, this is an issue for ALL parents. In this LIVE video, you will learn the #1 mistakes ALL parents make when their kids don't listen.... And what you need to do to make sure you are setting boundaries that work. For a written summary of this show go to
December 23, 2021
Making Sense of Mommy Meltdowns
If you've ever yelled at your kids uncontrollably... If you've ever reacted in a way that made you wonder, "What the hell just happened"... If you've ever wished you could pack a bag and run... Then you KNOW what a Mommy Meltdown is. But at the time, it's not always so clear WHY you keep losing it... when you wish you could just keep your $#! ¥ together and respond more calmly. In this episode, I'm shedding light on the Mommy Meltdown so you can feel less guilty and more in control in the chaos. If you'd like some help managing your Mommy Meltdowns, check out my workshop where you'll learn how to catch yourself BEFORE you lose it. You can access the workshop at 
October 28, 2021
Please don't leave me: Dealing with Separation
If you have a kid who doesn't want to say goodbye and hold tight to your coat tails... This is for you. You'll get a better understanding of what's really going on for your kid, what's going on for you, and what you can do about it. To join The Motherhood in the Making Community and learn more about who I am and what I do, go to
October 14, 2021
Tips to help you, and your kids, manage new-school-year separation
In this episode I'll be sharing tips to ease the transition back to school, for you and your little ones. You'll learn how to prepare yourself and your kids for new beginnings, how to manage separation and traverse the change in schedule ahead. For information on me and what I do, head on over to
August 26, 2021
Sibling Rivalry: 3 Reasons Why Your Kids Fight + What You Can Do About It
You can't avoid sibling rivalry, but you CAN manage it. In this week's episode I share 3 reasons why siblings go at it, and offer some tips on when to know when to step in and why to stay out of it. Want to learn how to help your kids get along better so you can spend less time breaking up fights and more time enjoying your kids? Check out the Sibling Rivalry Resolved workshop here
August 11, 2021
Sibling Rivalry and The 3 Most Common Mistakes Parents Make
In this episode you'll learn the 3 most common mistakes EVERY parent makes. If you're stumbling on these common mis-steps, rest assured, you're not the only one. But it is your responsibility to make sure that your kids feel safe, seen and satsified... And are getting the most out of their sibling relationships. For more information on the Sibling Rivalry Resolved Workshop go to And to join me LIVE in The Motherhood in the Making Community click here. 
August 05, 2021
Demystifying Self Care and How to Feel More Satisfied in Life with Kids
In this week's episode, I talk about the elusive topic of self care. I reveal the REAL meaning of self care (it 'ain't coffee dates and manicures)... Why it's so hard to get, even when you know how bad you need it. .. And what you can do right now to figure out and get your self care needs met. So learn more about me and how I help, head on over to And be sure to join me in The Motherhood in the Making Community where you can get your questions answered, get support and connect with me, and other Mothers in the Making. To register (it's FREE), go to
July 28, 2021
Parenting Isn't a Prison + Why You Shouldn't Leave Your Kid
In this episode I talk about the the #1 rule of parenting: don't leave your kid! I also help you fulfill rule #2: figure out what rule #1 really means, beause parenting isn't a prison! This episode will help you understand what's going on for you, especially in those moments of tension with your kids, so that you can feel calmer and more present, support your kids' emotional needs and feel confident that you're building loving and nurturing relationships with your kids- even if you didn't have sensitive and attuned caregivers when you were a child.  To join The Motherhood in the Making Community click here. To grab my FREE 5 Step Guide to Stop Reacting and Start Responding to Your Kids, click here.
July 15, 2021
5 Step Summer Survival Guide for The Explosive Parent
Want to keep calm but struggling to hold back when your kids push your buttons? In this episode I share 5 practical steps to take when your kids get under your skin so you can enjoy your summer, even with kids in tow. To join The Motherhood in the Making Community go to
July 08, 2021
Creating Consequences in the Heat of the Moment
In this recording from the Wednesday LIVE in The Motherhood in the Making Community, I answer the question:  "The issue I often come across is trying to think about consequences in the moment (and they have to be consequences that make sense and will actually happen, not empty consequences). And sometimes the consequences suck for everyone involved - not just the child, so it feels like a consequence for me too."   To join the FREE Facebook community to go To grab your FREE copy of the 5 Step Guide to Stop Reacting and Start Responding to Your Kids, go to For a written summary of today's podcast, go to
June 30, 2021
3 Steps to Feel Confident in Your Parenting
In this week's live I distill the complex role of parenting down to 3 core tasks so you don't have to waste time wondering what to do, and instead you can feel more confident and enjoy your kids more! I talk about how to make sure you don't let your own fear get in the way of your kids' growth and development How your early childhood experiences can get in the way of preparing your kids for adulthood And best of all, I talk about the importance of looking for opportunities to create and share in your kid's joy and pleasure. Grab the FREE 5 Step Guide to Stop Reacting and Start Responding to Your Kids
June 24, 2021
7 Hacks to Have Fun and Play with Your Kids
In this episode I speak to Bazy Rubin, who has been helping families, groups and organizations connect through play for the last 5 years at Buzz Team Building She's got 7 seriously good tips to help moms like me get over the pain of play, and start to connect and grow closer to your kids. To join The Motherhood in the Making Community, click here.
January 20, 2021